Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Religion in the Middle East

Accompany Charlie and the explore.org team on their journey through the Middle East to learn about the rich cultural and religious attributes of countries like Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Jordan. While every religion holds unique differences, the connective tissue between them all, as Charlie learns, is love.

 

Top image: Panoramic view of the courtyard of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, or the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. Benh Lieu Song/Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons License 3.0

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Witchcraft

This documentary about the Salem Witch Trials gives a stark portrayal of how prejudice and fear can destroy a deeply religious community.

  • 2020-08-21T18:30:00-07:00
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Adrenaline Junkie

Follow Charlie and the explore.org team on a journey to seek out new adventure sports and talk to the heroes that rescue thrill seekers when the action goes awry. On their way, they explore what makes humans push the boundaries of physics in the never-ending pursuit of adrenaline.

  • 2020-08-28T18:30:00-07:00
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Pearls of the Planet: The Arctic

"Explore" takes you to the Northern reaches of the planet, through live high definition webcams and expeditions deep into the Arctic. On the shores of Hudson Bay, polar bears wait for the ice to harden so they can move out miles from shore to hunt for the seals that feed them over the winter.  Beluga whales gather in large pods, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, Explore’s “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the Arctic in a way never before presented on broadcast television.

  • 2020-09-04T18:30:00-07:00
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Southwest Borderlands

The American Southwest is a complex region where cultures transcend political borders. Join Charlie and the Explore team as they meet people pursuing a life in the United States while struggling to maintain their cultural heritage and longstanding traditions.

  • 2020-09-11T18:30:00-07:00
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